Center Leadership

The administrative core provides center leadership, sets the center research agenda, and maintains an environment that promotes quality research on normal aging and diseases of the brain. The ADRC is administratively a part of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and is housed in the Sanders-Brown Building. This core promotes the integration of center cores, pilot projects, and educational programs of the ADRC. The core is managed by an executive committee composed of core leaders who meet monthly to assist the core director, Linda Van Eldik, PhD, with center management and decision making.

An external advisory committee of nationally recognized experts meets yearly to evaluate research progress and a local advisory committee, chaired by the dean of the College of Medicine, provides an annual administrative review. The director of the administrative core serves as the primary liaison with the Center on Aging Foundation, whose major focus is to raise funds for Alzheimer's disease programs.

Promotion and Facilitation of Collaborations and Interactions in other Units of the University of Kentucky and Other Institutions: Outreach, Cliniccal, Education/Training and Research

Goals of the Core


Provides leadership and organizational framework for all Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) activities.

Core Integration

Promotes the integration of center cores, pilot projects, and educational programs of the ADRC.

Focal Point

Serves as the focal point of Alzheimer's disease-related activities in Kentucky.


Contributes to and interacts with other ADRCs, national collaborative activities.

Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD

Positions Held:
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience
  • Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging


Associate Directors
Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD

Richard Kryscio, PhD

Center Administrator
Beverly Baesler


Charlotte Wood